I have a paperback book next to my computer with the title “Not in a Tuscan Villa”. It was written by an American couple who studied Italian at our school a while back.
The back cover reads:
What happens when you decide to make a dream come true? Newly retired and looking for more than a vacation, John and Nanacy Petralia intrepidly pack a few suitcases and head to the “perfect” Italian city for a year.
The “perfect” Italian city in question is Bologna. But it seems that, having booked an appartment sight-unseeen from someone that turned out to be rather untrustworthy, “within days their dream becomes a nightmare.” [Read more…]